People cheer as ECOWAS Senegalese troops take position near to the state house in the Gambian capital Banjul Sunday Jan. 22, 2017, one day after Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh went into exile. ECOWAS troops are moving in to prepare for the return of newly installed President Adama Barrow. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

The world is learning from Gambia’s peaceful ouster of Yahya Jammeh and its aftermath

The Gambia after preventing a slippage into a civil war that could have ravaged the entire West African sub-region is being consulted at a high level at the UN to share its experience.

The country’s Minister of Interior, Mai Ahmad Fatty took part in at least three meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on conflict resolution and prevention.

The Gambia was used as a case sample on “Inclusive approaches to preventing violent conflicts” at UN meeting of security ministers in New York.

Fatty proposed pathways on violent conflict prevention based on the successes of a regional military intervention to enforce the country’s election results that saw former strongman Jammeh handed a shocking defeat.

After Jammeh’s departure, tensions remain high and endemic violence broke out in the countries southwestern region of Foni.

Through reconciliation talks, it subsided and calm and normalcy have since returned to now opposition backed stronghold.

The same cannot be said of other nations where disputing electoral results often lead to weeks of violence and hundreds if not, thousands of deaths.

Gambia’s diplomatic prevention of crisis is now being tapped upon as a new model to prevent violent conflict not just in Africa but in many parts of the world.

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